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Subject: how much to ride the S.L.U.T.?

Written By: Tia on 09/25/07 at 7:52 am

Seattle's 'S.L.U.T.' just a trolley rideStory Highlights
The Cascade community in Seattle, Washington, asked developers for a trolley

The trolley's official name is the South Lake Union Streetcar

Locals call the trolley the SLUT -- South Lake Union Trolley

T-shirts saying 'Ride the SLUT' sold out in days, and another 100 are on order

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SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- Officially, it's the South Lake Union Streetcar. But in the neighborhood where the new line runs, it's called the South Lake Union Trolley -- or, the SLUT.

At Kapow! Coffee, a shop in the old Cascade neighborhood, 100 T-shirts bearing the words "Ride the SLUT" sold out in days, and another 100 are on order.

"We're welcoming the SLUT into the neighborhood," said Jerry Johnson, 29, a part-time barista.

Some claim -- incorrectly, according to representatives of Vulcan Inc., the company that is developing the area -- that South Lake Union Trolley was the original name and that it was changed when officials belatedly realized the acronym.  Watch how popular S.L.U.T. T-shirts have become »

The $50.5 million project should be completed with streetcars running in December. Underlying the lighthearted opposition, however, is resentment over changes in the old working-class neighborhood.

"There was a meeting with representatives from the city several years ago," Johnson recalled.

Subject: Re: how much to ride the S.L.U.T.?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 10/01/07 at 8:08 pm

Get on craigslist, I'm sure you can find one to ride for free.  ::)

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